The Royle Family star announced in 2014 that she was suffering from lung cancer, and took a lengthy hiatus to undergo treatment.

She is now said to be in recovery and planning to get back to work recording voiceovers for British TV show Gogglebox next month (Feb16).

"She is absolutely fine and starts work next month," her brother Patrick tells British newspaper the Daily Mirror.

The 52 year old has previously battled cancer of the retina and bladder.

British funnyman Ricky Tomlinson revealed his The Royle Family co-star was making good progress and he had hoped to resume work on the popular sitcom last year (15).

"I'm hoping so (that we will start work) - this year, yes. I'm hoping so because Caroline's a lot better," he previously declared during an appearance on British show Loose Women.